Exploration and pioneering have inspired and shaped civilizations since the dawn of history. Such endeavours are distinguishing characteristics of an advancing civilization. As people explore, they discover, innovate, prosper, lead— and become great. In STORIES, we have selected as the main topic a major challenge for the humankind: The journey to Mars.
Space missions, both robotic and human, expand the knowledge of our planet, our solar system, and the universe, leading to the expansion of humankind itself from the Earth to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. The challenge of bringing life to Mars push us towards a deeper understanding of our anatomy and demands creative solutions to sustain humans in the journey to the red planet. NASA and ESA are planning to send people to Mars in the next 15 to 20 years.
The students of today – maybe one of the students who will be involved in the project – will be among the first people to set foot on the surface of Mars. In the framework of the project we are developing a framework which will offer to our students the opportunity to create their stories for the future of space exploration. We are offering them the latest technologies to enable them to generate highly imaginative possibilities and to support their deeper learning in STEM.